Bangladesh have made a lot of improvements in Test cricket in last couple of years as they thrashed England last year in three days and then registered their first ever Test victory against Sri Lanka earlier this year.
They are now considered as one of the most dangerous opponents in home conditions. However, Tigers skipper Mushfiqur Rahim doesn’t think his is enough capable of conquering any side yet.
The 29-year old skipper categorically downplayed the team’s rise, calling them ‘a work in progress.’ “I don’t think we have turned into a force to reckon in world cricket. We are a side improving on daily basis but still we find it difficult to come back after doing badly in a session,” he said.
Meanwhile, Tigers suffered a 7-wicket victory against the Kangaroos in the Chittagong Test. Australia’s bowlers mixed their plans strategically to offset any changes in Bangladesh’s approach.
Despite their preference for the rough around the batting crease, they preferred to bowl in between good length and short of length area. This made life difficult for the host batsmen as they didn’t come forward enough to get close to the ball, with their backfoot play shrouded in self doubt after Lyon’s four LBWs in the first innings.
“I think we lacked with our skills. Because no matter how much grit and determination you possess you need to have skills to survive at this level,” said Mushfiqur.
– Nazmus Sajid Chowdhury, Contributor, bdcrictime.com.